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and beyond. a step in the right direction for the u.s. economy, a new report reveals the job picture is rienthing and unmroement is falling. a severe wind and ice storm is moving east. hundreds of thousands are without power, and travel problems are building. ♪ >>> in south africa and around the world people are k looking at the legacy of nelson mandela. meanwhile funeral plans are ama and the first lady will be there to pay their respects. here are some of the details of what is to come. on tuesday decemb10th an official public memorial will be held in johannesberg. his body will lay in state for three days. the memorial's culminate with a state funeral. finally, mandela will be buried on sunday december 15th. >> reporter: tributes are being paid and prayers made for the icon. and now the world can officially say good-bye to nelsonela on december 10th which will be the official memorial service. and then for the following three days his remains will lay in state. but before then south africans will have a chance to remember the man who change lives forever. >> we have declared the
of some potential break through, however, he reviewed the republican perspective of it's about the economy, and we have a plan to improve the economy, and that's not related to social benefit programs. >> that we create more american jobs and better american wages. the republicans continue to focus on strengthening the economy for middle class families. that's why we passed nearly 150 bills many of them will help our economy, they are still sitting in the united states senate. so you hear a difference, how republicans approach things and democrats approach things. he also used his time to rail against obama-care, the federal healthcare law, he says that's one of the other priorities that and getting the economy going less so than working on the unemployment benefit issue. >> and torment, the labor department releases the november employment numbers. stick with al jazeera america for full coverage of that important report. some fast food workers are striking in more than 100 cities. they are demanding an increase in the minimum wage, and pushing to make it easier to unionize. many are askin
for the goods in china and other nations. the cap the world's economy humming. it may not work that way anymore . a rebounding u.s. is giving less support for you -- for global growth than it has in the past. the smallest u.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world.
it was all about. south africa had the economy, has the economy that is the greatest economic engine on the african continent and nelson n mandela did not dismantle that economy, he did not force the kind of redistribution of wealth at a pace in which his supporters wanted it to happen, he said now it's time for us to build, not to function as a revolution anymore. >> thanks, john harwood. we appreciate it. now, we are joined on the phone by robert johnson, who is a cnbc contributor, founder of the rlj and former chairman of b.e.t., old friend of mine. robert, you met nelson mandela many times, okay. how many times did you meet him, what are your thoughts tonight as he passes away? >> yeah, i had the great and humbling pleasure of meeting president mandela on a number of occasions, first with the former commerce secretary, late ron brown, and then i also accompanied president clinton on his historic trip to sub-saharan africa and of course when president mandela came to the united states seeking to raise funds to continue to fight apartheid and support his charities. the one thing,
about this later in this half-hour? get the economy strong enough, wringing hands over federal reserve losses? charles: we are making the transition to a faster economy, the period when you hand the fed driven rally to the economy, weeks or months, and the bias will be to the downside. dagen: the fourth. and football. a missed call last week. and new technology on the field for the nfl. connell: cold weather driving that energy, we will have the forecast and latest on the market impact coming up as we continue on markets now. no one is talking about a down market but here are some winners on the s&p 500. dagen: this is what is coming up on the next half-hour of new technology that can help nfl officials and change the game looks, potentially. leading the charge as energy prices react to the bitter cold in thin the midwest. and not great news for stocks. we will dig into that even further. and a 1% on your christmas list who loves coffee? they gift for them. in short supply this year than even last. nicole: that is right. this will be hot demand item. seems somewhat irrational to some a
:30 eastern time. a dow jones survey finds that the economy probably added 180,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate is seen slipping 7.2%. we'll talk more about market expectations in just a few minutes, but we begin this morning with our top story. nelson mandela spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president. he died at home yesterday at the age of 95. chris takes a look at mandela's life and legacy. >> history books will remember nelson mandela as one of the world' most prominent crusaders for black rights, the son of an african tribal chief, nelson mandela gave up a comfortable life and his hereditary lights to be a tribal leader to become a political activist in the fight against apartheid. the system of white rule over the majority black population. >> to feel that it is for us to continue talking nonviolence and peace. >> he was jailed for organizing demonstrations as well as treason and sabotage. he spent 27 years behind bars, but his jailing fueled the fires of freedom. his plight became an international symbol of oppressi
the economy probably added around 173,000 barrels last month alone. we will preview friday's government report. we have international trade coming along with productivity and cost. at 10:00 a.m., we get new home sales and ism nonmanufacturing. finally this afternoon we have the fed's beige book. 21 of the 30 dow components actually declined yesterday. the blue chip index dropped for a third straight day. this was a little bit of a drop because, again, three days in a row we haven't seen anything like that in several months. if you're wording about investor securities, the gauge rode to a six-week high. this morning, u.s. equity futures are indicated up slightly, up by about seven points. s&p futures down by over a point. nasdaq up about a point. and the ten-year note, this is what we've been watching so closely. the ten-year note at some point is yielding 2.8%. >> exactly. >> that's been driving the direction for a lot of these things. moving up yesterday was around 2.78. but 2.8 is where people start to sit up and take note. >> just under 16,000. vix at 14. ten-year, 2.8%. i'm not ready to sa
for the economy in his autumn statement. the chancellor is expected to lower his borrowing costs and offer suggestions that a budget surplus is in sight for the first time since the millennium. >>> still to come, we will in around 20 minutes be at college green outside the houses of parliament for a full autumn preview. joining me will be steve radially, the boss of manufacturing policy group eef. and later in the show, helia will discuss the good and the bad with the british politician lord digby jones. always were a good comment or two, digby. >>> as far as the agenda in the states today, we have initial jobless claims being released at 8:30. the number might be a preview of what might come in tomorrow's jobs report. at 8:30, we get third quarter gdp. a key benchmark on the road map to the u.s. economic recovery. and october factory orders come out this morning. they are at 10:00 a.m. >>> that's the data. what about global asset prices? let's bring you up to speed. ten minutes to the trading day, we are weighted around about 6 to 4 currently advancers outpace decliners on the dow jones s
the economy so far had not been strong enough to make its time to taper, but now that has changed? >> the economy is certainly doing better. the lead indicators, manufacturing, some of the retail numbers have certainly improved since we last talked. employment numbers are eight bit better. still not great, but it is better. the lagging one is the inflation. i think things have improved enough that maybe the injured forward enough. i suspect a very legitimate debate to move at the december meeting. so it is coming in the next few months. connell: let me go back there one more time. you talk about the fact valuations in several areas were stretched now here we are 16,035 or thereabouts). now the economy is picking up, the market still above 16,000 the pullback with friday's big again. what about the valuations as you see them today? >> they were the triple digit nasdaq companies, some of which are still fairly expensive. the market overall i don't think you can power the table and say it is cheap anymore, but it is not expensive relative to my other choices. so dependent on the u.s.
remember this is an asymmetric economy and we have keep our eyes on the bottom half. >> it suggests the economy is doing better, even in the face of headwinds and moves us closer to the fed's threshold number. we may get there quicker than we expect. >> thank you for joining us. it's time for "squawk on the street." >> 203,000 jobs added in november. a jobs report headed in the right direction. i'm carl quintanilla with jim cramer. david faber is off. the 10-year yield within about 10 basis points or so of that 3% at least earlier this morning and europe is worth watching as well. looking at the jobs number, as we said, 203,000 non-farm jobs added last month, forecasts calling for about a gain of 180,000. the unemployment rate down 0.3% to 7%, the lowest level in exactly five years. the question is whether or not the fed will scale back its bond purchasing program when the central bank meets later this month. jim, whether it was u-6, the workers, the wages, there's not a lot to quibble with in this one. >> i was most concerned about an even bigger number. this is kind of good. it wa
the jobs front about a divide in the u.s. economy: the labor market seems to be getting stronger once again. yet for many on the lower end of the income ladder, the big gap in wages is sparking a budding movement. we begin with economics correspondent paul solman on the unemployment rate's drop to a five-year low, even as many jobless americans face more difficult times ahead. the story is part of paul's coverage on making sense of financial news. >> reporter: the latest snapshot of the nation's jobs situation-- showing 203,000 positions added in november, and a jobless rate of 7% was even rosier than anticipated. we asked northeastern university economist barry bluestone what he made of the numbers. >> on balance this was a good report today. over 200,000 people are back to work. we've brought the unemployment rate down from 7.3% to 7%. that's all good news. of course many of those were federal employees coming back to work after furlough, but we had some good news about manufacturing employment, construction employment, pretty much across the board. so in general this is good news plus o
? >> very much like peter said, many want more evidence the economy is indeed strong enough that they feel comfortable to pull back a bit because the last thing they want to do is pull back and have to reverse course. they stop asset purchases twice before only to come back in again. they don't want that to happen. december is a tough time to start tapering. a lot of people are on vacation, the market is very thin. the last thing they would want to do is potentially make a move leading to an exaggerated reaction in the bond market because again you have this. it will be a 2014 story. cheryladam: why not the january meeting? is that too soon? speak a lot of people have turned their forecast focus to . you don't have it press conference afterwards. you can always announce the decision to start doing press conferences after every meeting and that would put january into play. between the leadership transition, the fact they will not be doing new forecasts. we are looking for a very weak fourth-quarter gdp number. could only be half to 1%. adam: let me play devil's advocate. gdp in the last qua
. it will be good for our economy. it will be good for our families. [ applause ] number four, as i alluded to earlier, we still need targeted programs for the communities and workers that have been hit hardest by economic change in the great recession. these communities are no longer limited to the inner city. they're found in neighborhoods hammered by the housing crisis, manufacturing towns hit hard by years of plants packing up, land-locked rural areas where young folks oftentimes feel like they've got to leave just to find a job. they're communities that just aren't generating enough jobs anymore. so we put forward new plans to help these communities and their residents because we've watched cities like pittsburgh or my hometown of chicago revamp themselves. if we give more cities the tools to do it, not handouts but a hand up, cities like detroit can do it too. so in a few weeks, we'll announce the first of these promise zones, urban and rural communities where we'll support local efforts focused on a national goal. that is, a child's course in life should not be determined by the zip
something happens quick for the economy to catch up, i'm not necessarily agrees there's a crash, but a -- >> pullback. >> what would kill this rally is a sit spike in interest rates. >> we're over it. we had a global bond market sell-off today. >> by the way, mr. shiller, professor shiller may protest a little too much. he has this big theory about the stickily cal adjusted p.e. ratios, where he takes the prices by the average earnings. while it's high, he himself has had hits own index didn't consider the market to be overvalued. it's alternates high. this is his own index right now. >> the other issue is those who believe the market is propped up by the fed. that's been an issue for some time now, but it's gaining rather a lot of traction one an increasing number of people. because -- today there was an article in waerge, but how put the foot on the gas, and is there concern about fed policy and -- and people are becoming concerned. listen. at some point they have to pull the trigger and start to taper. when will it be? march? june? a year from now? that's what gets frustratin
are furious about the failure to sign a trade deal with eu and turn to moscow to save the economy. >> translator: i want a new government that listens to the people and doesn't treat us like animals. >> translator: we are here to fight for our rights and our kids are brought up in a good country without corruption and where everything is fair. >> reporter: the crisis here is reaching a crucial moment and he believes he can survive with moscow's help but they are ready for a long fight to achieve aims and i'm tim friend with al jazeera. >> leaders lack constitutional power to oust the government before the presidential election in 2015. a riot breaks out in singapore's little india district after an india national was struck and killed by a bus. crowds attached police and set cars on fire and dozens were injured and 27 people were arrested. it was singapore's first major riot in four decades. and the president of venezuela won half of the elections on sunday and held control in the oil city and the capitol caracas and inflation is 54% and power outages and shortages of necessiti
of like the economy last time around. we'll see. thanks so much. bill: i have been hearing that line for 3 years. give me a break. fox news alert minutes away from an answer from spa bankrupt american. the motor city is struggling with $18 billion in debt. mike tobin is at the courthouse. what as expected today. good morning. judge steven road is expected to rule on two points. the first point is whether the city is insolvent. the second point is whether the city negotiated in good faith. that is a little more subjective. attorneys representing pensioners say they were in talks with the city. so we'll watch that. if the judge rules that the city is eligible to move forward with bankruptcy protection they move forward with what's called the plan of adjustment, the largest debt restructuring of a municipality in u.s. history. if the judge says the city is not eligible for bankruptcy, the city gets flooded with a new round of lawsuits from creditors and the motor city has one big problem. bill: what's the chance those people lose their retirement in this deal? >> reporter: that's the issue th
more positive news on the economy, lower on the statement that the fed will real in the stimulus. nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange on track for a fifth day of declines. nicole: we come off of the lurch and worth noting technology stocks, and attack have been nasdaq moved into the green moments ago for the nasdaq. up four points at 2,049. the s&p and the dow have down arrows. 15,823, and the loss is just 24 points. keeping an eye on the fear index, some strength in retailers, and what the fed will be doing. j.c. penney under pressure again, topsails coming in for j.c. penney and the lot of analysts say those 6 months are they're looking at markets, whether or not they believe some funding for next year. cheryl: thank you. huawei adam: the world's largest carrier may be carrying the iphone according to the wall street journal's china mobile, will likely author the phone later this month so what does this mean for companies? with more details and to break it down. >> to give some perspective, seven hundred million subscribers, the number of users of verizon in th
at headquarters buying goods thinking it's moving out the door, but the economy is-- consumers are telling something different. stuart: you're famous for going into the stores with your video camera and pointing out messy stores, stains on the floor, in this case lots of product lying around unsold, but you know, wal-mart's always like that. a lot of discount stores, big box retailers, they are kind of messy, target's not, i got that, but a lot of the rest are, and are you reading too much into this. >> they came out on black friday and set unrealistic expectations, 29 cent towels and a remarkable quarter. i say no way jose, and they're going to have to mark it down. they have he an issued two warnings and-- >> they won't issue the warnings report until next february. >> correct. stuart: if they do that, the stock will go down? >> i think it will continue to underperform, and where it will get hit are those that supply the company. stuart: and working people and middle class people are getting a squeeze in this particular economy, do you think that's hitting wal-mart and their inventory? >
with jim cramer and david faber. we'll get to that apple news in a minute. but the broader economy making some headlines here. gdp revised up to six. there's questions about stockpiling, as well. the ten-year did pick up the 287 off just a touch now. the ecb hold rates steady. our road map this morning, the market, strong gdp claims data putting pressures ahead and sparking more concerns about potential fed tapering. >> apple is in the news for reports ooh a deal to china mobile and carl icahn is revising his call for a share buyback. >> we'll look at the winners and losers in retail. >> wow. >> first up, though, the ten-year notarizing on better than expected economic data, revised third quarter gdp up 3.6 while weekly jobless claims fell below 300k. this all happened on the 17th anniversary of alan greenspan's irrational exuberance speech in 1996. >> how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions as they have in japan over the past decade. >> that leads us to a good question, jim. last night,
in our economy and it really, while it seems good, it actually does a disservice to the people you're trying to help. my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment optis and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. bill: fox news alert. it is 9:30 in new york. we're watching a story where a gunman barricaded himself inside of a hospital in arizona now surrendering. that man walked into phoenix baptist hospital, 2:00 in the morning pulled out a knife. police took the knife away, he pulled out a gun. locked himself in a room. surrendered a few hours later. luckily in phoenix no one hurt. heather: rand paul throwing cold water on president obama's suggestion of extending unemployment benefits. speaking on "fox news sunday" the republican s
from taxpayers to get by. we heard the president speak about the economy. i just want to remind everybody what he had to say. take a look. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off, and are still living at or barely above poverty, and that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> so, paul, if we look at certain states, california, new jersey, new york, they've raised minimum wage requirements, but on a national level, how effective are demonstrations like what we'll see today to help elevate the conversation to where it needs to be? >> i've been following involved with wage campaigns for more than 20 years. i've never seen this level of national focus and momentum, and in particular, states are already starting to act and they're pushing for much more significant increases in the minimum wage that bring it much closer to the historic level. the president and congress have called for $10 an hour.
around the world. the u.s. economy grew faster in the thor quarter than first figures showed. up from the initial estimate of 2.8%. the biggest increase in inventory since 1998 is the reason. two low-fare carriers will benefit from the merger that is creating the new american airlines. southwest air and virgin america will gain flight slots at laguardia airport. settlement of a the justice department suit blocking their merger. night a record breaking for norman rockwell's painting. it sold for $46 million. it was the most ever for a painting. it was voted a reader favorite. i am not sure when it was voted a reader favorite. let's start with a blackstone to joe brought up. -- joe marotta. -- barata. we welcome joe for his first television interview. >> thank you for having me. seems sensible to talk about private equities, since that is what you do. why isn't it busier? fordoes it seem so hard people in your business to find things to buy? >> that is the perception i think. we are in a more normal private equity environment right now. i don't think it is slow, i wish it was busier. i
't have employer exuberance. we have a couple of numbers to see for the rest of the economy. no, i'm waiting until the afternoon, we've seen a noon swoon the last five, six days in a row. if you want to buy going into the weekend, i'd say wait because we'll have a selloff mid day. stuart: there's a prediction. scott, you're killing me here. >> on a macro labor we'll wait on this taper talk, and there will be automatic selling when you hear the 10-year high. stuart: those are the 30 stocks that make up the dow jones industrial average, every single one in the green and that means they're all up this morning. right now, the overall, the dow is up 86 points, but again, we expect it to move higher than that. we've had some sky high predictions for apple stock this week. one guest said 700, another said, a thousand bucks a share. i can see that it's open $3 lower on otherwise up market today. but here is john layfield, fresh from the beach. apple, i know you follow it very closely, are you buying those sky high predictions? >> no, i'm not. i would buy the $700 prediction, i just don't t
in the economy has nothing to do with washington. i would note that there are a lot of people if anything goes wrongs, they want to blame the president. if anything goes right, they say he had nothing to do with it. but i think broad trends are influenced by policy but no one month's job numbers are really influenced by policy. >> that is a very realistic view of thing and i applaud austin for saying it. if there were magic levers, we would have seen these kinds or better historically large job numbers. when they passed any of the thing the administration did. that's not how it works. and they will get blamed for bad things and credit for good things and that's why the president is dancing. >> one of the issues with these job numbers is that the jobs being created are not the kinds of jobs that economists say they would like to be seen being created. they are low wage jobs, retail jobs. what is your thought about that? >> well, i think two things. the first thing that i note is there was a time when there were people saying all the jobs being created were part-time jobs. and this has put the n
rate fell to a 5-year low and is at 7%. the economy gained more jobs than expected adding 2003 positions. they were low spread in high and low positions. mike viqueira has more from the white house. >> new unemployment figures are good from the white house. they've been waiting for this. whether or not 7% matters economicallily or to any people for millions out of work, and those who have given up looking for work, from a political standpoint it's good news for the obama generation. with unemployment insurance set to expire, the white house is stuck in an ironic situation. they are arguing for an extension. if growth is improved, it was announced thursday and friday down to 7% unemployment, the lowest in five years. the administration says that unemployment insurance has got to be extended. white house spokesman jay carney made the case on friday afternoon. >> the news we have today eenforces that we need to address the problem and extend unemployment insurance benefits to those individuals. this is a persistent problem. it would be terrible to do that to more than a million fa
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276. that's been a pretty significant change. >> a big move but at the same time economy a little bit better. >> unless you count jobs numbers, right? which we'll get another look on friday. >> you want to go against the autos? >> i think gm will have great numbers. there's momentum that's difficult. david, you made the best point. do i want to sell anything other than the losers? five stocks in the dow up less than 10% and clunkers. okay in maybe you want to sell a clunker, caterpillar. a clunker, ibm. otherwise, why take the gain issue? >> i talked to a couple of guys who believe we will have a technical melt-up in the winners for this very reason. >> why would you sell them? you'll buy more or conceivably because nobody has a reason to sell them. we look at the supply. i look at the quarters to me the most important thing is not the revenue growth, not the earnings growth but the shrinkage. companies bought their own stock hand over fist and not a lot of stock for sale. i think it's major. >> looking for clues as to how business news, working into the overall american psyche, check
. and if the economy keeps improving, things will get even better for the hotel operators. hilton is, in fact, the world's largest hotel chain. it's under a number of brands, not just hilton. waldorf astoria, hampton, homewood suites. now it's expected to price next thursday at $18 to $20 a share. i want to give you a head start to focus on this one. a little over a week, stocks trading under the symbol hlt. at the mid point of that range, this would be a $19.3 billion company and the stock would be fairly expensive by most metrics. however, i think it makes sense for you to try to get in on the deal. let me tell you why. i think it's likely the stock will pop on the first day of trading as has been the pattern for the vast majority of ipos this year. some of that because hilton is privately equity backed ipo by blackstone. blackstone took the chain private in 2007 and now they're spinning it off again as a private company. last month we saw another hotel play from blackstone come public. i'm talking about extended stay. and that one jumped 19% on the first day of trading. i didn't get in fro
the economy is still weak and i think we can accomplish that the next couple of days. >> congressman chris van hollen says he puts the chances of a deal at 50-50 and that any cuts to federal employees' pensions would be a deal breaker, at least for him. >> you cannot be asking federal employees to bear the share of the burden that they're asking for here as part of an agreement when you're not asking, for example, agribusinesses that get huge taxpayer subsidies to have a contribution. >> of course he has a slew of federal employees in his district. joining me now dnc congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz of florida. thanks for being here. now, the "washington post" quotes the head of a bipartisan think tank that this could be declared a victory is an indicator of how low the process has sunk. they haven't really done anything except avoid another crisis. and so i guess for me is are we just doing another version of kicking the can down the road or is there some sort of potential detente between the two parties when it comes to the budget? >> it doesn't appear there's going to be some sort of
the economy. american people are talking about all these issues except what is important to me, my job and income. that is what washington needs to focus on. american people are screaming, focus on what is important to us. >> they paint a bright picture on the horizon for the white house in terms of how things could go. how do you see that? >> we can try to turn this around, is working, are people getting insurance, are people saying yes? there are scenarios where the country starts saying, ok, it was a bumpy start but it will get better. the economy is improving. at the same time, you have a series of fiscal debates coming up between the president and congress and those have not gone well. the president and his team see those as opportunities again to sharpen the difference between what he is trying to do for the country and what republicans and their words are impeding. that may be an opportunity for obama to retain some approval ratings, perception of competence among the public there it it is a rosy scenario and there is a lot between now and then that has to get fixed. the white h
to unfold? >> the uncertainty is the plague on the economy. the fact businesses cannot plan health care or tax policy, i don't know their obligations, standing in the way of the progress of recovery by thwarting business at every turn. the economy may be turning around. it is not going to be where it should be, they refused to take the lead and help businesses. they are together, it is a shared responsibility and went businesses do their job and congress is not doing theirs, they had to start reading up on capitol hill with the hous housd senate and the protected. adam: oil is holding steady in today's trade, so the prices come too far, too fast? let's turn to phil flynn in the trading pits of the cme. explain, what happened. >> i don't know if it is so much wti came up too much, too fast, or the fact everybody was unwinding. the main feature was to buy brand, that with the trade going to the end of the year. now with supplies the u.s. at the highest level since the 1930s, production coming on and reversal of the keystone pipeline from pushing down is going to bring the spread back in.
, that economy is contracting and better pmis out of the u.k. the u.k. economy firing on all front at the moment. back to you. >> ross, thank you very much. again, ross westgate, we'll check in with you tomorrow. >>> retail, another holiday kickoff, it's come and gone. how did the retailers do. joining us is dana telsey. the reports that i've seen suggest this wasn't really a build. sales were actually down over the weekend. it makes you wonder if opening earlier on thursday is worth it for all of the big retail companies? >> it definitely seemed as if sales on thursday pulled from friday. even a little bit from over the weeken weekend. overall when speaking to retailers, low single digits is where the game was. >> so what does this mean? was this a mistake for them to open early like this? was this simply an issue that the retailers started talking about the holiday sales as early as november 1st i think in walmart's case? what happened here? >> i think that you basically had the promotions and all the advertising for it starting way before this thursday or friday of thanksgiving and black frid
to moderate income americans face today in trying to earn a livelihood in today's economy. of we work with a variety of local initiatives and institutions that are developing new strategies, that are sport supporting the economically vulnerable and trying to promote their economic success. and as part of this work, we've been hosting a series of conversations that bring together diverse perspectives from policy, academia, business, education and other spheres to discuss the challenge that low income americans face today and and to think about new ideas that can address these challenges and help move us forward. today's conversation focuses on the potential of microenterprise to address the jobs that fit in today's economy and draws on research and policy analysis developed as part of the big ideas for jobs series that is supported by the casey foundation and the kellogg foundation. and we're particularly grateful to the casey foundation for their support of today's event, and i want to acknowledge bob and -- [inaudible] who are here with us today. and to start us off, i am delighted t
. caller: good morning. host: you are on, go ahead. said, theye he just .ay and could boost the economy so i agree. but at the same time it is not for sure that this is what they are going to do. promises, promises. what they're going to do, what they could do, how but given the -- they try to schedule trips to out-of-state. we want to go and explore the regions outside planet earth. we overhear her -- overhear hurting. you know, but i mean -- the i'm going to say it like this. more tightening up. alright. what the heck? twitter --f web talksat's on the about a concert that used drones to deliver beer. it says -- dominoes even floated the idea of testing pizza delivery. it says -- most of the responses to this amazon ising that thinking about a drones system that would deliver packages of a certain weight in about 30 minutes. you saw video of that, which sparked some of the reaction, even to the point of legislators. we want to get your thoughts on commercial uses of drones in the united states, if you would support or oppose that. on your screen. lauren is on our for those that supported.
. try campbell's homestyle soup. >>> the latest jobs report shows good signs for the economy. the unemployment rate dropped to 7% in november while 203,000 jobs were created. down from october's unemployment rate of 7.3%. these numbers come as many job seekers are preparing to take the traditional pause in their hubt for work in time for the holidays. but that may be a bad idea. john challenger is the ceo of challenger, gray and christmas. zachary karabell is a cnbc contributor. he's a writer as well. he's written a book as well. john, let me start with you. many folks put off their job search during the holidays thinking that companies don't hire during this time period. why is that not the right thing to do? >> first of all, the data doesn't support it. last november, over 4.66 million people found jobs in november, just slightly down in december. so it is a time when employers especially in this kind of 24/7/365 business environment we're in, they're always hiring. they always have issues. so the last thing you want to do is put your search on hold. the very fact that a lo
years. what does that tell you about the state of the economy? >> well, that's not very good news, stuart, but really, really is important here is not 1 percentage this week or last week, what really happens is economic policies. we could get this economy growing enormously if we put in good policies. a low rate flat tax, spending restraint. you know the drill. it's all there. and that, this is all a consequence of very bad economic policies by this administration and congress, especially the senate and they've put through a lot of tax increases this year and you're seeing the consequences of it. look at what obamacare has been doing, it's liighths catastrophe and why would you expect something really good to be coming out of this mess? i wouldn't. >> i think we've had this conversation before. >> yeah, we have. >> unfortunately. are we going to have it again in a couple of minutes? because i question whether you're going to get any change in economic policy in the next three years, i don't think you are, but i'll come back to you on that one in a second, okay? >> it's a deal. st
with significant gdp recovery. connell: treating the economy like a crisis, talking about the recovery has been slow but not a crisis anymore and we need to get rid of this policy. >> the fed board in $3.5 trillion adding $85 billion a month. it is another trillion. and they did it in an environment where they were returning to normal behavior patterns. connell: the idea of being straightforward, absolutely, what happened? what is the follow-up? >> whether it is tech stocks, they go to an extraordinary level. bond prices go up because yields are coming down. you always get a warning at the end of the bubble, extraordinary reversal, and look at the bond markets, we just had that. at 1.7% on a ten year treasury, at an all lori: pace. after ben bernanke set i am worried about the pace of the interest rate, and climbing back up, all this money, inflation is inevitable, interest rates go up. and the bond bubble move, a bursting of the bubble, risk takers. and they are the ones that get hurt. connell: you are absolutely right, people have shifted their life savings to the bond market. interesting we
to face but on the other hand san jose is a major city with a diverse economy and a lot of resources to face the challenge with. adam: thank you very much. a reference on that is the morningstar report. that looked at municipal debt of cities throughout the country. thank you for coming to talk about this. won't end anytime soon. lori: detroit not alone working out the debt problems. lawmakers in illinois gearing up for a vote to close the state's $100 billion pension shortfall. the proposed plan includes raising the retirement age for workers younger than 45 and cutting retirement benefits. the plan is supportive of governor pat quinn and unions say they will sue if the legislation is passed. automakers were thankful for thanksgiving weekend, the big three posting monthly gains in november compared to this time last year. ford's november sales jumped 7%. gm notched 14% gain and big winner chrysler coming with a 16% sales increase. a slow month for auto sales manufacturers offer deals to capitalize on the holiday shopping season. adam: is now the time to get bullish? the biggest bear
economy. >> translator: i want a new government that listens to the people and doesn't treat us like animals. >> translator: we are here to fight for our rights so that our kids are brought up in a good country without corruption where everything is fair. >> reporter: the crisis is reaching a crucial moment. the president believes he can survive with moscow's help. the protesters say they are ready for a long fight to the achieve their aims. tim friend, al jazeera, kiev. >>> moving to asia, a move that has increased the political crisis in thailand. members of that current tree's main opposition party resigned from parliament today. they called the current government illegitimate and are refusing to work with the prime minister. five people have been killed since massive protests began last month. demonstrators want the prime minister to step down. in egypt, police used tear glass to clear a crowd of protesters at as islamic university in cairo. they say students threw rocks at officers and were trying to block traffic at a major thoroughfare. they were supporters of morsi, four se
're face ing this country. a big part of the economy also involves health care. what we don't know yet, despite the president's promises, is not only how the health care industry will respond but what big companies and small companies are doing to see that their best interests are served by all of this, and we can't see how that might play out by the end of his first term. terms of employment. yes, there are encouraging signs that unemployment is going down, but the middle class is still widely separated from the 1% at the top. we know we don't have the skill set in our economy. there is just another report this past week about where america stands when it comes to the rest of the world in terms of educational skills. we have a lot of work to be done. so these are decimal points we're talking about. it's not really dealing with the larger, big picture issue about the american economy. >> katty kay, a final point on this? the president talked about a higher wage hike this week, and it's just not going to happen. it's not going to happen if you look at the current political climate. so a
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suppose? >> a farer economy. an economy that really meets our expectations of what the american dream should be. we've seen four decades of wage stagnation and it's because of unfair actionation, a tax on union and collective bargaining, unfair trade policies. and the net result has been so many hard working people cannot put food on the table based on what they're being paid. we see exorbitant types of bonuses where other people are getting $7.25. it's not fair. the united states is the richest country in the world. >> the government seems helpless to do anything about the wage gap in this country. there's a bill that would raise the minimum wage to 10 bucks an hour. you know that's a nonstarter. you guys are working a couple more days this year and then deal with the budget next year. there's not any time to push for a minimum wage bill. why not be honest about it and tell people now? >> we believe because where there's a will, there's a way. people need better pay. it's not for me to say because the odd are tough that we're not going to fight for it, we're going to fight for it any
workers, good for economy and part of the american dream. i really don't think government should have to set a minimum wage. i would like to believe employers would want to pay a fair wage and one that doesn't have to be supplemented with welfare food stamps and health care. it is a good feeling when you pay your employees a wage where they can buy and afford to purchase goods and wares being sold. it is embarrassing for people who work in retail stores where profits are soaring and employees are making -- employers are making large income but the staff cannot afford to buy the goods they are selling. connell: when i heard it be great if the government didn't set a minimum wage. the conservative argument against raising the minimum wage is if you raise the wage too much, these businesses, it will hurt job growth, they will not want to keep paying it and they will lay people off so it will be detrimental to your cost. that is the argument. >> i think it is a good argument and i support keep government out of these decisions whenever you can. let the private sector work its will. the qu
owners however says they can't raise pay due to weakness in the economy. chuck coppola - picks up the story with more on wage equality.. fast-food workers and others who want their minimum wage jobs to pay more are planning a nationwide strike today. it coincides with our cover story's look at the push to help more americans find jobs that pay enough to support a family. the year-long push for higher wages is gaining support---from san francisco which raised its minimum to 10-55 an hour. to the d.c. council, which is about to send an 11-50 minimum wage bill to washington d.c.'s mayor. wednesday, president obama called income inequality "the defining challenge of our time." "we've got to move beyond the false notion that this is an issue exclusively of minority concern. and we have to reject a politics that suggests any effort to address it in a meaningful way somehow pits the interest of a deserving middle class against those of an underserving poor in search of handouts." while the president spoke, u.s. labor secretary thomas perez toured chicago-based recruiting firm, seaton co
industry in this u.s. economy? >> well, no, i wouldn't say so because if you look at the housing market today, we just saw that story, i agree. i don't believe those new housing sales numbers. overall, the single family construction market is still completely in a slump. you can blame that completely on the fact that it's very hard to get credit out there in the housing market today. and that's really suppressing what should be a big boost to the overall u.s. economy. so, we're really suffering as a result of this. it isn't helping. >> guys, thank you. >> this is only going to make it worse. >> appreciate your thoughts. have a good convention. >> thank you. >> thanks, guys. we now have a little more than half an hour to go before the close. we're keeping a close eye on markets as we head into the close. >> we're coming bang here. >> about 34 points. more than 1030 points at the low. >> we'll see if we can come back in the last half hour. why did merrill lynch fail back in the crisis, you ask? former president of merrill lynch international is out with a new book with never before reveal
. and in an economy that is not creating enough work for people who want to go to work and still not creating enough middle class jobs. >> reporter: the president is paying attention to the issue, calling for a raise in the federal minimum wage. >> it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> reporter: in this push for a higher minimum wage, a higher federal minimum wage likely to not go away anytime soon. the bureau of labor statistics shows six out of ten fastest growing positions in the next decade will be low paying positions. >> a lot of folks are struggling. that's for sure. we'll be watching these protests across the nation. >>> in other headlines, vice president joe biden says china's new air defense zone over the east china sea is causing significant apprehension. he's in beijing meeting with the country's top leaders. biden says he expressed washington's firm position and expectations regarding the zone. the air space is over a disputed island chain claimed by both china and japan. biden will be headi
of the benefits will help keep the economy growing. >>> if congress refuses to act, it won't just hurt families already struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >>> fighting a report the president says allowing the benefits to expire could cost businesses 240,000 jobs. >>> the california public utilities commission has announced it's joining the investigation into this week's disabled bart train incident. at least nine people went to the hospital wednesday after the train became stuck in a berkeley hills tunnel. bart says the train stopped after a short caused emergency brakes to activate, creating a smoky dust that made several passengers sick. >>> could the latest diet craze be as simple as taking a walk? more people are tracking their steps to lose weight and many are using technology developed right here in the bay area. here is health and science reporter carolyn johnson. >>
about the economic recovery. brian? >> john yang on the economy from chicago for us tonight. thanks. >>> big story today that came out of last night. jeff bezos, founder and head of amazon.com unveiled what he hopes will be the next big thing. delivery by drones. small package delivery by drone, federal regulations permitting. no one know ifs the idea will fly. no one knows yet if that will fly, but drones have moved in to stay in a lot of places. a lot of places. in war zones overseas they carry hellfire missiles. in studios like this one, hd cameras. along with limitless possibilities. and that, for some, is the problem. janet shamlian is live for us tonight at the amazon warehouse in arizona. janet, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. as quickly as the packages are moving through tonight, amazon is making big promises about even faster delivery in the future using drones. the tech giant would seem to have the resource bus some fear safety and privacy. the video had the internet abuzz. the drone buzzing over a field, landing at a customer's home and delivering a package ordered
also dropped as far as the economy is concerned. the president has a major economic speech tomorrow. tell us about it. >> reporter: well, first of all one of the things that drove the president over the three weeks, democrats on capitol hill, excuse the expression, they're freaking out. the polls came out of nowhere to upset everybody, why? because he changed his focus to the shortcomings of the website and the issues of obamacare at large. but the president tomorrow will weave all that have in, the affordable care act, into a larger theme that he has been talking about for quite some time and he hit it in the state of the union just this year, and that is income disparity in the united states. he'll focus on that as the problem. we're very familiar with the statistics, the income of the upper 1% in the country tripled over the last 20 to 3503 years meanwhile the middle class saw their income grow at a snail's pace of 1% over that same time period. he'll talk about minimum wage. he'll look forward to it rise to $9. in the direct of columbia there is a bill to raise it to $11.50 an h
house says president obama is preparing to deliver a speech on the economy including renewing the call for increasing the minimum wage. the president plans to argue the case that income inequality and wages not moving up are threatening retirement security. the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 and higher in california. polls show the economy remains the single biggest concern for americans despite the recent focus on health care. unemployment is high at 7.3 percent. >> nothing unusual about seeing windows where you go but did you know that microsoft considered getting into the lingerie business? >> no. efforts are underway to avert another government shut down. now we have the bloomberg business report from jane king. >> good morning, never thought microsoft and bra would be in the same sentence but here it is. first, though, possible progress inives to avoid another government shut down. budget negotiators are close to a zeal where democrats will raise fees for airline passengers and republicans grow we do more federal spending. the deal is finalized and provide a framework for a
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